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Donald Howe Masson

In memory of:

Flight Sub Lieutenant Donald Howe Masson

April 20, 1917

Military Service






Royal Naval Air Service

Additional Information

Son of Robert Masson of Ottawa, Ontario.

Brother of Flight Lieutenant Robert Geoffrey Masson, who died on May 24, 1917, while serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Commemorated on Page 579 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Nord, France

Grave Reference:

II. A. 26.


DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY is at the south-eastern corner of the town of Dunkirk, immediately south of the canal and on the road to Veurne (Furnes) in Belgium. The British War Graves Plot is divided from the main cemetery by a hedge, and is entered through the columns of the Dunkirk Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Honour roll– In memory of the Ashbury College alumni and staff who gave their lives in Word War I, World War II and the Korean War. Plaque erected in the Ashbury College Chapel, 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Press Clipping– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Inscription– Inscriptions to the memory of Donald Howe Masson and Robert Geoffrey Masson on the family grave marker in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.  Donald was killed on April 20, 1917 and is buried at DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY in France and Robert was killed on May 24, 1917 and is buried at PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY in France.
  • Photo of Robert Masson– Donald Howe Masson's brother, Robert, was also killed in the First World War.  

Source:  The Photo and caption are from the entry for Robert Geoffrey Masson at the website - The Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source: McGill Daily October 1, 1917
  • Memorial Plaque– Lisgar Collegiate Institute  roll

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